You use critical thinking skills to make decisions every day. From deciding what you want to wear in the morning to choosing how you're going to get to school or work, the ability to think critically allows you to make choices or solve problems in a way that best suits you and the situation you are facing. Critical thinking consists of four steps: collecting information, evaluating information, drawing conclusions and evaluating those conclusions. Collecting all of the information when making a decision is an important part of the critical thinking process.
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Consider these thoughts about the critical thinking process, and how it applies not just to our school lives but also our personal and professional lives. Critical thinking skills are perhaps the most fundamental skills involved in making judgments and solving problems. You use them every day, and you can continue improving them. The ability to think critically about a matter—to analyze a question, situation, or problem down to its most basic parts—is what helps us evaluate the accuracy and truthfulness of statements, claims, and information we read and hear. It is the sharp knife that, when honed, separates fact from fiction, honesty from lies, and the accurate from the misleading.
Critical thinking is the analysis of facts to form a judgment. Critical thinking is self-directed , self-disciplined , self- monitored , and self- corrective thinking. It entails effective communication and problem-solving abilities as well as a commitment to overcome native egocentrism   and sociocentrism. The earliest records of critical thinking are the teachings of Socrates recorded by Plato.